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Internship Placements in London (Summer)

Mason internship study abroad programs are destination-specific programs. Unlike traditional study abroad programs focusing on one particular subject, internship programs include students from different majors, working and studying in the same location.  The student’s internship placement within a company relative to their area of study defines their global work experience, and determines the internship course credit the student will receive. For example, a London internship program can include (but is not limited to) students majoring in Government, Economics, Art, Criminology, Conflict Analysis & Resolution, Communications, and Psychology, and more. London, England is a vibrant international city, rich in culture, arts, history, with a broad spectrum of professional internship opportunities, attracting students from all around the world, for hundreds of years.


Program Details

Mason Study Abroad partners with Anglo Educational Services to place students in an unpaid two-month summer internship program. Students work three days per week, and take one course twice a week, while living in the heart of London, in a shared student apartment. Students gain valuable global work experience and professional skills in various industry fields, while also earning Mason resident credit, and enjoying the culturally rich, historic, cosmopolitan, international city of London.

During the two-month internship program, Anglo Educational Services offers student support services in-country, such as a welcome orientation, discounted passes to London attractions, 24/7 staff support, and more. 
Internship Placements in London, Overview
Type Internship Credit Course Credit
Credits 3 credits 3 credits
Course

Internship

British Life and Culture

Instructor Taught by a Mason professor online through Blackboard Taught in London by a faculty member at Anglo Educational Services 
Details Previously, students have been able to obtain alternate credits in the following:
  • Integrative Studies (INTS) 390: International Internship
  • Economics (ECON) 498: Internship
  • Conflict Analysis and Resolution (CONF) 385: International Field Experience
  • Government (GOVT) 480:Internship

Seeking credits for the following:

  • History and Art History (HIST) 388: Topics in European History
  • Anthropology (ANTH) 398: Study Abroad
  • Global Affairs (GLOA) 480: Study Abroad
10 Year Reunion, London INT

Photo: 10-year Internship in London Reunion in Washington, DC; from left to right: Samuel Brier, Arti Aryal, Meghan Harper (via Skype on phone), Alexander Innes, and Meghan Fischietto.

Internship Placement Process

The internship component involves students working no more than 20 hours a week, Tuesday through Thursday, for two months at non-profit or for-profit organization. Please find an overview of internship fields on the Anglo Educational Services web site. Learn more about the Internship Placement Process.

Students may inquire about the type of internship opportunities in their area of study and about the complete support services offered during the program by emailing the Program Officer before enrolling in a Mason Study Abroad internship program. Please include your major, career goals, and what knowledge you wish to gain from the internship experience. 

Credits Offered

Undergraduate:  The default Mason internship study abroad credit for undergraduate summer and semester programs is 3 Mason resident credits of Integrative Studies (INTS) 490 - Internship. Coursework is obtained by an online Blackboard course, taught by a Mason faculty member, during the program. If students wish to obtain internship credit other than INTS 490, students must meet with the internship coordinator or department chair in the department from which they wish to obtain the credit. Students must then communicate with the program officer to complete the necessary paperwork to approve department-specific credit. Students must then communicate with their Mason Study Abroad Program Officer to complete the necessary paperwork to approve department-specific credit. Some undergraduate programs have independent research and special topics credit that may apply to this program. Students must comply with departmental requirements in order to receive internship credit. 

The UK Visa and Immigration laws require all students studying and working in the UK on a Tier 4 visa to work no more than 20 hours per week, and students must be enrolled in a course. During the London Summer Internship program, students take a course titled British Life and Culture. The British Life and Culture course is taught in London by an adjunct faculty member at the Anglo Study Centre. Students should expect to be in class for at least six hours on Mondays and Fridays. The course looks at Britain's past to explain why the UK is how it is today. It is an excellent way to make the most out of the internship program and better understand British society. See table above for more information regarding credits.

Eligibility

This program is open to all undergraduate students who meet the GPA requirement and who have 45 undergraduate credits completed by the start date of the program. Students from all universities are eligible to participate. 

Housing

Student housing is in shared student apartments, in zones 1 and 2 of London. Students are housed with other Mason program participants and participants from other programs (if applicable).

Visa Information

A UK Tier 4 visa is required for U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens. Citizens holding passports from non-English speaking countries are required to take and pass a knowledge of English language test from an approved provider, before enrolling in the program.

Program Cost

Summer 2018: $7,795

Contact Information

Program Officer

Whitney Morgan
wmorgan2@gmu.edu
703-993-4798

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 03/29/2017
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Rolling Admission 06/04/2017 07/29/2017
Summer 2018 03/04/2018 ** Rolling Admission 06/03/2018 07/28/2018

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